John Kekes

in The Human Condition

Published in print August 2010 | ISBN: 9780199588886
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191595448 | DOI:

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This is a summary of the secular view of the human condition that has been defended throughout the book. Our well‐being depends on the values we have created and by which we can try to live in the midst of an indifferent world. The values and our efforts to live in conformity to them are embodied in traditions, conventions, and institutions and they jointly form the human view of the world. It is a view from the human point of view, not a synoptic one that abstracts from human interests.

Keywords: the human world; the synoptic view; values; practical reason; conventions; relativism

Chapter.  4826 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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